Construction complete on Lincoln Lofts in Saylesville

Construction complete on Lincoln Lofts in Saylesville

An aerial photo shows the recently completed Lincoln Lofts project, a rehabilitation of former mill buildings into affordable apartments in Saylesville.

LINCOLN – Dakota Partners, the developer behind the Lincoln Lofts project in Saylesville, has announced that construction is wrapping up, with residents ready to move in by the end of the month.

The project represents the rehabilitation of a 42,000-square-foot historic mill building off Walker Street into 45 units of affordable apartments.

Dakota Partners reported that interest in the community has been incredibly high, with more than 720 applications received. Currently, 25 of the 45 units are leased, with the goal of fully leasing the property by the end of the year.

The project is part of the former Sayles Mill company complex and included the rehabilitation of the company’s late-1800s mill storehouse and packing building. The complex, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the headquarters for the Sayles Mill Company – one of the largest cloth finishers and bleacheries in the country.

“The two-story, red brick masonry building with handsome Italianate structure now features a mix of loft and flat style, one- and two-bedroom apartment rental homes. The historic characteristics of the building have been preserved and are now unique characteristics within each apartment. Residents will enjoy the historic charm of the community, such as oversized windows with arched detailing, combined with the modern convenience of new construction,” according to a Dakota Partners press release.

Lincoln Lofts is the developer’s first project in R.I., but three additional projects are currently under construction or in development, as well as future phases of the Lincoln Lofts project.